Originally posted by:tom.
the fact of the matter is: if someone with a 135 IQ and 20 years of biblical research exists and believes in god then it can't be as ridiculous and illogical as you say it is.
it's fine to not believe in christianity. i don't. but the people who compare it to the spaghetti monster or whatever hold no credibility to me because i don't think they made it past deuteronomy.
Coming from someone who has read the bible cover to cover several times over and done plenty of studying, both forced and unforced, of most of the chapters in depth, I can say it is relatively ludicrous. It is filled to the brim with racism, hypocrisy, slavery, and most importantly contradiction. Any scholar or student of history, or really any school of thought, is aware that if a piece of work is filled contradictory ideas and idea patterns, intended or otherwise, then that work can be discredited as bad historical analysis.
I personally have a hard time putting my entire faith into a God from a book that is filled with such wonderful philosophical whammys as "I'm god, and I'll let you do whatever you want to do, but because I'm god I also know what you're going to do before you're going to do it. Also don't question that."